Any debate as to whether or not Camden Yards is officially Fenway II was shattered last night after Ortiz laced a double in the top of the sixth. I was only listening on a car radio but shit went nuts like he’d just laced one around Pesky’s Pole. Like I said yesterday, it’s gotta drive the players nuts, not to mention the local fans — I assume some of them actually turn out for these games — but so be it. This is the baseball food chain, and I want to see our guys chomping Markakis burgers as they head out of the inner harbor.
Today, we go for the sweep and look to keep the heat on the Yankees as they try, try, try to secure the division. Daisuke Matsuzaka’s on the hill, so the big questions is which Daisuke will show up? The dude who couldn’t rub two dimes together coming out of spring training, of the Last Son of Krypton who showed up last week against the Angels.
I’ll be eagerly watching as I get myself good and “primed” for tonight’s U2 show at Gillette. If you’re going to be in attendance, watch out for me. I’ll be “that guy.”